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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

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Address: Tafelberg Road | Lower Cable Station, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 424 8181
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The best views of Cape Town are seen from the top of Table Mountain. The...

The best views of Cape Town are seen from the top of Table Mountain. The Cableway takes you to the summit in under 5 minutes and the cable car's rotating floor ensure that all visitors get a 360 degree aerial view of the city.

The 65-passenger cable car runs from Tafelberg Road to the top of Table Mountain.

To date the Cableway has transported more than 23 million visitors to the summit.

850 000 visitors from all over the world use the Cableway annually.

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cable car ride down the mountain

the ride down the mountain was quick and quiet. our car was clean and filled with many tourists who were polite and friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Menasha, Wisconsin
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Menasha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

the ride down the mountain was quick and quiet. our car was clean and filled with many tourists who were polite and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a great time. Winter is the best time to visit as there are no quest at all. The coffee at the top was great after the harsh winds outside Carry something warm even when it's a warm day!

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Workington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I nearly didn't write this review as I cannot imagine coming to Capetown and not going up Table Mountain! We arrived early in the morning as part of our tour. It was relatively quiet so no waiting for the cable car. The cable car is ideal as it rotates giving everyone on board a view. At the top the view... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Such an exciting trip to take especially for children to be taken up the mountain and to see the view below as the cable car rotates 360 before you get to the top. Well worth the trip ALWAYS take a warm jacket as the weather is unpredictable and the wind is chilly on the top. Nothing a lovely warm cup... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The views from the slowly rotating cable car and especially from the top are spectacular, well worth while. However, it will save you queuing time if you book ahead online. If you do this in the summer months be well prepared for the sun exposure too particularly if waiting in line outside. Plenty of human lobsters on display, better not... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Horizons that stretch beyond all expectations - this results in highlighting the beauty of our world without curtailing the self-made problems that WE have to solve.

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Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We used the Kidz Season special to visit Table Mountain cable car. 2 Children travel free with one adult. This makes the trip very affordable for South Africans. I suggest you get there at opening time if you can, as the queues (we visited on a Sunday) can become very long. If you buy tickets online your queue will also... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The queue to buy tickets went very swiftly and the clerk was so friendly and helpful. The cable car itself is a comfortable size and the rotation is a lovely experience. The trip up the cable is too quick - I would have liked to have more time in the cable car - but still very good.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

great views from a high up place above the sea , town and other moutains great trip up, no big waiting times, quick ride up and down walk around the mountain to see the city and sea from different angles

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have to say that this was one of the highlights of the trip for the family. We took a sightseeing trip using the city sightseeing bus service. A double decker bus took us around the city and we were allowed to stop at various locations to get a better view of the sights. We got on the tour with... More 

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